Richard Scott Larson is a queer writer and critic. Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he studied literature and film at Hunter College in Manhattan and earned his MFA from New York University. He has recently received fellowships from MacDowell and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he has been awarded artist residencies from Millay Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is also an active member of the National Book Critics Circle.
His creative and critical work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Joyland, Slant Magazine, Hobart, Wigleaf, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and other venues, including the anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press, 2022). His writing has also been listed as notable in The Best American Essays. He lives in Brooklyn and works for the Expository Writing Program at NYU.
Richard’s biggest claim to fame thus far is perhaps this viral cat picture, alas.